U.S. officials ritualistically tout their respect for Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, but every U.S. president over the last three decades has bombed Iraq in some way.
But his cynical brand of realism did at least lead him to caution against some of America's ideological military adventures.
Revoking the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force would be a good start, but the 2001 authorization has been used dozens of times to justify conflicts in numerous countries.
The Kentucky Republican also expressed disappointment that Congress has not repealed the war on terror authorization of military force.
Are we stumbling into disaster? Again?
After House Democrats' Midterm Defeat, Nancy Pelosi Says She'll Step Down From Congressional Leadership
The first female speaker of the House leaves behind a legacy of big government liberalism.
The former secretary of state died today at the age of 84 after a long and complicated career in U.S. foreign policy.
Today's journalists aren't speaking truth to power by not-so-subtly agitating for direct military involvement in Ukraine.
"Anyone in a black suit and a black mask can break into my house and take me and kill my family."
A leading proponent of the invasion of Iraq vs. the editorial director of Antiwar.com.
I witnessed firsthand how U.S. actions that favored one group inevitably angered another, which is why the war is an endless game of whack-a-mole.
It may look like Congress is reclaiming its constitutional war powers, but the president still has plenty of ways to justify his military actions.
Upon his passing, it's worth remembering how badly things can go when a man has such great power, even a man with elements of conventional decency.
Repeal would do little to change how Congress and the president collaborate—or don't—on military operations.
Repealing the law that allowed America to depose Saddam Hussein won't stop us from waging war elsewhere.
A significant portion of the world views the U.S. as a threat to democracy in their home countries.
His rumored candidate for CIA director, Michael Morell, is raising alarms.
It's unclear what Biden will ultimately be able to accomplish as president, but he has been trying to bring transformative change since the 1970s.
The documentary Coup 53 explores how a seemingly easy regime change wrecked U.S. foreign policy for decades.
Trump even vetoed a bill that would stop him from military action in Iran without congressional approval.
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On crime, drugs, immigration, and foreign policy, his 44-year policy record is a cautionary tale of bipartisanship in response to perceived crises.
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Few people are buying the U.S. government's unconvincing explanations about "imminent" threats.
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It's good to hear Biden admit that his initial vote to go to war was a mistake, but he continued to support the war well after it was clearly a disaster.
A smart foreign policy includes the consideration of unintended consequences.
“Let’s vote on this and see who is serious about ending forever wars.”
But their rhetorical tricks no longer bewitch a war-weary nation.
Trumpists Who Attacked the 'Deep State' Now Instinctively Trust U.S. Intelligence Agencies About the Soleimani Strike
Be skeptical of the spymasters.
Who Poses the Greater Threat to Peace: An Impetuous President or 'Experienced Advisers' Who Are Disastrously Wrong?
History shows that expertise is not the same as wisdom.
The vice president says assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was involved in the September 11 plot. That's as true as when Republicans said Saddam Hussein was.
Without Evidence of 'Imminent' Attack on Americans, the White House's Justification for Killing Iranian General Seems Hollow
Reports now suggest that Trump took the unprecedented step of killing a foreign leader based on thin evidence of a threat and with an eye toward domestic politics.
The Council on Foreign Relations survey of foreign policy experts finds "more threats...likely to require a U.S. military response in 2020 than ever before."
Several dozen protesters tried to storm the American embassy in Baghdad in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in the country over the weekend.
Despite a change in administrations, U.S. foreign policy in the 2010s stayed its wasteful, destructive course.